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Trucking Companies That Hire Inexperienced Drivers

When you're considering becoming a truck driver, one of the big concerns is whether or not you'll be able to find work without any experience. Well we have a list here of trucking companies that hire students straight out of school, and most of these companies even have tuition reimbursement programs!

If you're considering a career in trucking, we highly recommend our truck driver's career guide. It will help you understand what life in the trucking industry is all about and help you prepare for a great start to your career. We also have an excellent article that will help you understand the pre-hire process to make sure you will be eligable for a career in trucking before committing to attending truck driving school.

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Arnold Transportation was founded in 1980 and is based out of Jacksonville, FL. The company provides long distance truckload services as well as regional fleets in the Southwest, Southeast and Northeast. There are more than 800 company owned trucks and an additional 500-plus owner operator units within the company.

Arnold Headquarters:
9523 Florida Mining Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL
Arnold Transportation red peterbuilt hiring new drivers.
  • 8 terminals covering the Eastern half of the U.S.
  • Hires in Texas and most points east of the Mississippi
  • On the road training is 150 hours and pays $58/day
  • Mostly pulls 53 foot dry vans.
  • Tuition reimbursement is paid at $150.00 per month up to $5,400.00
  • Drivers typically stay out for 7 to 10 days, then spend 24 to 36 hours off at home

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Baylor Trucking was founded in 1946 with just a single truck. Based out of Milan, IN, the company has remained a family owned business but has grown to more than 300 trucks. Baylor operates in all of the lower 48 United States and hauls dry van freight.

9269 Indiana 48
Milan, IN
Baylor Trucking
  • Guaranteed pay after training
  • Tuition reimbursement of $150/month for 18 months
  • 99% of drivers are home every 6 days
  • No forced dispatch
  • Local, dedicated, and regional opportunities after gaining experience

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Con-way Truckload is based out of Joplin, MO and was founded in 1929. The company has grown into one of the largest trucking operations in the country and employs more than 28,500 people. Conway hauls mostly dry van freight, although they are diverse in both Truckload as well as Less Than Truckload operations.

Con-way Headquarters:
4701 E. 32nd Street
Joplin, MO
Con-way Truck Driver Training For New Drivers
  • 14 terminals and drop yards across the U.S.
  • Rider and pet policy available after training
  • Long-haul, local, regional, and dedicated driving opportunities
  • 4 to 5 week paid company training program for inexperienced drivers
  • Solo OTR drivers averaged $52,500 per year in 2011

Click Here To Learn More About Con-way Freight

Covenant Transport is a faith-based truckload carrier based out of Chattanooga, TN. The company began in 1986 with just 25 tractors and 50 trailers. Since that time, Covenant has grown to more than 3,600 tractors and 9,500 trailers operating throughout North America.

400 Birmingham Highway
Chattanooga, TN
  • Core hiring area is east of the Mississippi River
  • Run all 48 states in a team truck after company training
  • Tuition reimbursement of $125 per month up to a total of $6,000
  • Liberal rider and pet policy
  • Obtain a regional or dedicated driving position in as little as 6 to 12 months

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Crete Carrier Corp. was founded in 1966 and is based out of Lincoln, NE. They haul dry van trailers while their sister company, Shaffer Trucking, handles temperature controlled freight. Crete now employs more than 4,200 drivers with more than 4,000 tractors and 9,600 dry van trailers.

400 Northwest 56th Street
Lincoln, NE
Crete Carrier Hiring Student Drivers
  • Hiring area includes all of the lower 48 United States
  • 4 to 8 week training program as a solo dispatched truck
  • Average annual earnings in 2010 was between $52,000 and $62,000
  • Insurance benefits after 30 days
  • Average age for a truck is 2 years old

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Gordon Trucking, Inc. (also called GTI), based out of Pacific, Washington, was founded in 1946 with just two trucks. Today, the company is the 22nd largest truckload carrier in North America operating across all of the lower 48 United States as well as many parts of Mexico and Canada.

151 Stewart Road Southwest
Pacific, WA
Gordon Trucking
  • No Northeast freight and 80% of loads are west of Ohio
  • Tuition reinbursement of $150/mo. up to $4,000
  • Hometime every 7 to 14 days
  • Regional and dedicated positions available
  • 99% no-touch freight

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KLLM Transportation Services is a dry-van and refrigerated transportation provider, operating across America with their headquarters based in Jackson, MS. Over 180,000 loads are delivered by KLLM each year through their OTR, regional, and dedicated divisions. They also offer a paid 3 to 6 weeks training program for drivers who have recently completed an approved CDL truck driving school.

135 Riverview Drive
Jackson, MS
KLLM Transportation Services
  • NO Canada or NYC freight
  • Tuition reinbursement up to $5,000
  • Starting pay of $0.32 per mile after training
  • Regional and dedicated positions available
  • No forced hazmat

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Based out of Amherst, WI., H.O. Wolding (also called H.O.W) is a medium size dry-van company which operates across the United States, although they mostly operate regionally in the midwest, northeast, and southest. A paid training program is available for recent CDL grads and weekly hometime is normally acheivable soon after training is complete.

9642 Western Way
Amherst, WI
H.O. Wolding
  • Average 2011 driver income was $51,000
  • Tuition reinbursement paid at $200 / month up to $10,000
  • Earn 33 cents per mile after 1 year
  • Mileage pay calculated using practical miles instead of HHG miles (equates to 5% more miles per year)
  • No hazmat or Canada border crossings

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Maverick Transportation is based out of North Little Rock, Arkansas and began operations in 1980 out of a small home office. Today, Maverick Transportation owns more than 1,000 trucks operating in the flatbed, refrigerated, and specialized hauling industries operating throughout the United States.

13301 Valentine Road
North Little Rock, AR
Maverick Transportation
  • Choose between flatbed, temperature controlled, or speclialized freight hauling
  • Most drivers are home weekly / bi-weekly
  • Fantastic equipment and excellent safety record
  • No team dispatch during the 3 to 5 week training period
  • Starting pay between 32cpm and 40cpm depending on division

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May Trucking Company is based out of Salem, Oregon and operates a fleet of more than 900 tractors, providing transportation services for refrigerated and dry products throughout the United States. Tuition reimbursement is offered and a custom training program is available.

4185 Brooklake Rd
Salem, OR
May Trucking Company
  • One on one training program - no team driving
  • Run 11 western states or all 48
  • Tuition reimbursement of $100/mo
  • No hazmat required
  • No forced dispatch

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Since 1981, Navajo Express has been transporting both dry goods and perishable commodities across the lower 48 United States since 1981. With their headquarters based out of Denver, CO., the company operates more than 1,100 trucks with over 2,000 trailers running OTR, regional, and dedicated operations.

1400 W. 64th Ave.
Denver, CO
Navajo Express Truck Driving Jobs
  • Choose between dry van or temperature controlled fleets
  • Earn $400 per week during the 3 to 6 week training period
  • No forced dispatch
  • Dedicated and regional opportunities after 6 months of employment
  • Drive late model and well maintained equipment

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Schneider National is North America's largest private truckload carrier with a huge variety of opportunities for new drivers. Schneider was established in 1935 and operates throughout the US and Canada.

3101 South Packerland Drive
Green Bay, WI
Schneider National Hiring New Drivers
  • Founded in 1935.
  • Operates over 12,000 trucks, over 33,000 trailers, and has partnerships with over 6,000 carriers
  • Headquartered in Green Bay, WI.
  • Service provided throughout North America.
  • Drive more than five million loaded miles per day
  • Utilized by two-thirds of the Fortune 500 companies
  • Operates out of 36 locations in North America
  • Winner of dozens of awards throughout the industry
  • Operations include:
    • Van/truckload
    • Dedicated
    • Expedited
    • Bulk
    • Western Regional
    • Intermodal
    • Transportation Management
    • Freight Brokerage
    • Air/ocean Freight Forwarding

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Shaffer Trucking was founded in 1937 and merged with Crete Carrier in 1974. They are now based out of Lincoln, Nebraska and operate more than 1,400 trucks with 2,800 trailers. Shaffer mostly hauls refrigerated or temperature controlled freight and operates throughout the entire lower 48 United States.

400 Northwest 56th Street
Lincoln, NE
Shaffer Truck Driving Jobs
  • Earn 41cpm after 1 year of experience
  • Run all of the lower 48 United States
  • 4 to 8 week training program dispatched as a solo truck
  • Over 75% of trucks are equipped with APU units
  • Insurance benefits after 30 days

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Star Transportation Inc. is an irregular route, dry van truckload carrier headquartered in Nashville, TN. Founded in 1980, Star currently operates a fleet of 600 tractors. Star is registered to operate in the continental 48 states and Canada but primary lanes are east of Dallas, TX.

1116 Polk Avenue
Nashville, TN
Star Transportation Truck Driving Jobs
  • Medium size company
  • Most freight remains in teh Southeast United States
  • Earn 31cpm after 1 year of employment
  • Be home every other week, usually on a weekend
  • Rider and pet policy available

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Super Service is a regional and dedicated carrier operating throughout the eastern half of the United States and is headquartered out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. With more than 1,200 tractors and 2,500 trailers, the comapny hires both experienced drivers as well as those who recently completed truck driving school.

6000 Clay Avenue
Grand Rapids, MI
Super Service Truck Driving Jobs
  • 5 week training program paid at $75 per day
  • 100% regional and dedicated freight company
  • Out 14 days and home for 2
  • More than 50% of the fleet is less than 1 year old
  • Remain east of the Mississippi River

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Tyson Foods was founded by a truck driver in 1931 with just a single truck. Today, Tyson Foods operates a private trucking fleet of nearly 1,000 trucks and 2,100 refrigerated trailers. Tyson Foods operates throughout the U.S. and normally hauls their own products, making this a unique company to drive for.

2200 Don Tyson Parkway
Springdale, AR
Tyson Foods Truck Driving Jobs
  • 98% company owned freight
  • Starting pay of 36cpm & 39cpm after 1 year
  • Quick training period lasts about 2 weeks
  • Low turnover rate of 29.5% with an average driver seniority of 7 years
  • Average yearly salary is $48,000 to $52,000

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US Xpress started with 48 trucks in 1986 and now operates more than 8,000 tractors and 22,000 trailers making it the nations 2nd largest privately owned truckload carrier. The company is based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee and hauls dry van freight throughout the United States.

4080 Jenkins Road
Chattanooga, TN
US Xpress truck on the highway
  • America’s 2nd largest privately owned truckload carrier
  • One of America’s Best Big Companies, named by Forbes, and a five-time winner of the Quest For Quality Award
  • A variety of opportunities, including solo, team, OTR, regional, dedicated, and local
  • Approximately 60% to 70% of freight at US Xpress is drop and hook with 98% no-touch freight

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TMC Transportation is based out of Des Moines, IA and is the largest privately owned flatbed trucking company in the United States, operating throughout North America. In addition to accepting experienced truck drivers, TMC Transportation hires inexperienced drivers who recently graduated from an approved truck driving school.

6115 SW Leland Avenue
Des Moines, IA
TMC Transportation
  • Well maintained equipment with many driver upgrades
  • Most drivers are home every weekend
  • 6 week paid training program at $425 / week
  • 100% tuition reimbursement available
  • Flatbed only company

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Werner Enterprises is based out of Omaha, NE and was founded in 1956. It is currently the 5th largest truckload carrier in the United States with more than 7,250 trucks and over 25,000 trailers.

14507 Frontier Road
Omaha, NE
Werner Careers Truck Driving Jobs
  • Hiring area includes all of the lower 48 United States
  • 6 week training program paid at $350 / week
  • Pet and rider policy
  • 80% drop and hook freight
  • 11 terminals located across the country

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